Amotekun arrests gun-wielding suspects in Osun

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    The Osun State Command of the Southwest Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps, on Wednesday, said it has arrested two persons for unleashing attacks on residents of Ita-Olokan area of Osogbo, the state capital. The suspects are Afeez Olaniyan aged 27 and Ismail Wahab, 23. The suspects were arrested with a locally made pistol […]

Ekiti court remands man, 28, for PoS terminal theft


  Ekiti State Chief Magistrates’ Court,  Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a 28-year-old man, Femi Olotu, in the correctional centre over an alleged theft of a Point of Sale terminal and phone accessories. The defendant was arraigned before the court for alleged shop breaking and stealing. The police prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leramo, […]

Killing of 21-year-old Gombe boy, unconnected to gov’s jubilation rally — Police

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The Gombe State Police Command has absolved Governor Muhammadu Yahaya’s Tuesday “thank you” visit and jubilation from the killing of a 21-year-old who was stabbed by suspected hoodlums. Usman Adamu was allegedly killed and his phone snatched from him by his assailants at Anguwa Uku, when the governor visited the area to say “Thank you” […]

Dentist accused of poisoning wife’s drink to be with mistress

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A Colorado dentist has been charged with killing his wife and the mother of his six children by spiking her protein shakes with arsenic and cyanide, so he could start a new life with his lover, according to court documents. James Toliver Craig, 45, was arrested Sunday on one count of first-degree murder for allegedly […]

Airport Hotel assures customers of safety


The Management of the Lagos Airport Hotel Limited has allayed the fears of customers after the fire incident in one of the layover rooms in its administrative section. The hotel’s Acting General Manager, Mrs Folashade Awe, in a statement, assured customers of their safety, as the fire incident was far from the customers’ service blocks […]

Convicted drug traffickers forfeit bus, N3m bribe to FG


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted Okechukwu Umeh, Lanre Adebayo, Adigun Adeshina and Emmanuel Omijeh, who were arraigned on three counts bordering on drug trafficking. This is just as they forfeited the Federal Government the bus they used in conveying 532.8Kg of the Loud variant of cannabis on the day of their […]

Residents lament as IBEDC plunges Ogun communities into three-week blackout

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Residents of some communities in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State have cried out over the blackout currently being experienced in their communities. The situation which has been like that for weeks has grounded business activities in the affected communities which include Ibafo, Magboro, Makogi, Oke-Afa and Aseese among others. A landlord […]

Ogun ex-permanent secretary, wife found dead in Lagos home

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The family of an ex-permanent secretary in Ogun State, Adefemi Egbeoluwa, and his wife, Oluwafunmilayo, have been grieving after their lifeless bodies were found at their residence around Allen Avenue, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the couple were at home with their domestic worker on the day of the […]

Four Oyo students gang rape 16-year-old mentally-challenged schoolmate

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A Family Court, Iyaganku in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, remanded four students of Eleyele Secondary School, Eleyele, Ibadan, for allegedly gang-raping and defiling a 16-year-old schoolmate who was mentally unstable. They are to be remanded at Abolongo Correctional Centre, Oyo, if the Juvenile Correctional facility at Ijokodo, Ibadan refused to accept them. PUNCH Metro […]

Traders count losses as fire guts Onitsha market – Punch Newspapers


Tragedy struck in Onitsha, Anambra State on Tuesday when fire razed a large part of the White House section of the popular Onitsha Main Market. The area serves as a warehouse and also where textile materials are being sold. Although the cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained, eyewitnesses told our correspondent that […]